Career and Technical Education Information

These Career and Technical Education certificates require skill and experience. These certifications may also be added by exam to a valid classroom teaching certificate with verified work experience and current licensure. 

Initial Trade and Industrial Education

To obtain a Trade and Industrial Education certificate you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have two to five years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past ten years (Statement of Qualifications form [PDF, 305.40 KB]) 
  • Hold current licensure, certification, or registration by a state or nationally recognized accrediting agency in any approved occupations for the classes you will be teaching
  • Pass the appropriate National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) assessment if licensure, certification, or registration is not based on a recognized test or measurement
  • Eligible military experience may be used in lieu of civilian licensure and wage-earning experience; your educator preparation program will review for eligibility.
  • Complete an approved Texas Educator Preparation Program.
  • Pass current certification exam. Contact your program for exam approval.

Initial Health Science

To obtain a Health Science certificate you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold an associate or more advanced degree from an institution of higher learning accredited or approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) (outside source).
  • Hold current licensure, certification, or registration by a nationally recognized accrediting agency as a health professions practitioner.
  • Two years of full-time wage-earning work experience as a health professions practitioner in a field that is nationally recognized by an accrediting agency. The required work experience must be approved by a certification officer of an approved educator preparation program.  (Statement of Qualifications form [PDF, 305.40 KB])
  • Eligible military experience may be used in lieu of civilian licensure and wage-earning experience; your educator preparation program will review for eligibility.
  • Complete an approved Texas Educator Preparation Program
  • Pass current certification exams. Contact your program for exam approval.

Initial Marketing

To obtain an initial Marketing certificate you must meet the following requirements:

Licensure, Certification, or Registration and Accrediting Agencies